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Soda Shoppe for December 15, 2021

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Good morning..

Light snow overnight ,cloudy with a temp of 26°.
Do I know how to procrastinate or what?? The thought of getting back into cleaning out THAT cupboard was daunting........so...it is still in the need to do list. :2funny:  My sisters birthday is coming up and so is nasty weather ,it made sense to deliver her gift and off we went! Rather nice that all the family was there to see, just dropped the gift chatted a moment and that was it.

Not sure what today will bring..

Jane, difficult decision but know after talking with your children you will chose the one best for you.

Phyllis, yes you were missed...so there!! :)

Gloria is missing also..

Lloyd ,hope you find some relief from your headaches.

Time to get moving..

Enjoy your day and stay safe.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning,

Sunny and a bit Brrrr cold in central Oklahoma.

Jane, thank you for the nice comment about Ellen's and my relationship. Although I have never had a desire to even visit NYC - and certainly wouldn't live there - I do enjoy finding places on Google Maps that she mentions and then using the arrows on the pictures to go up and down the streets.
With only three Grands, I found it easy to do "one-on-ones" with each of them from the time they were born and feel that I'm reaping the rewards for doing so because they all keep in close touch with me and I love it.

Couldn't believe my luck doing necessary errands yesterday. I had planned to go to the bank, Braum's, Walgreens and maybe the post office on Tuesday afternoon after my hair appointment. No problem at Braum's but all the drive-up lines were full at the bank and the Walgreens parking lot was packed. I figured there would be lines at the p.o. so I just came on home.

Rather late yesterday morning, I decided to try again and deal with whatever was necessary. Glory Be! Only one other car in the four drive-up lines at the bank, there were only three other people in Walgreens and I was literally the only person other than the clerk in the post office!  :thumbup:
I guess everybody else had been there on Tuesday.

Today is definitely for Domestic Duties!  One load is in the washer and another one is waiting. Have brought in the outside decorations and will start putting away the inside ones "leisurely"  ;)

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend.


Good morning everyone, fell as;eep about 2 this morning, maybe even later. One of those nights I was sleepy andwent to bed and then was wide awake. Glad CNA is coming at 1 this afternoon. Was a different woman who called yesterday and was good not to have to talk to tthe one who has been sending that gals out to work. 

PATRICIA  before this darn covid hit we had a car from town who would take us seniors to doctor appointments  and a bus that went to the 3 different senior housing to take folks to the CVS drugstore and then on to the one market in town on Wednesdays. Once a month they would take a busload of the same folks to a mall in the next town.  Glad we can still send our help to the market for us. I know one son comes every Saturday and the other one is only a few miles away and they both would go to the market for me. I am aware they are short handed but resent the one sending them now talking to me like I am senile or just plain stupid telling me I would have to learn to get up earlier  in the mornings because that was the time I would be getting help from now on.  I don't know about  the rest of you but I can only get to sleep when I am tired and wake when I have had enough either 4 hours or as much as 9 hours a few times.  The parking lot is in front of the building here. T here are 3 rows for parking and visito parking and where CNA's park are theed of the third, farthest away from the door.  Handicapp spots aet in the first 2 rows closest  to the from door.  With only 53 apartments and 1 person in each and not everyone has a car. one apartment -for  maintenance man-because new one has 4 kids and wife and house in Mass. - is empty. 

JANE  that is how my daughter makes hard boiled eggs. she learned that from the old head cook at the nursing home where she ended up as the head cook at 18. 

SHIRLEY  I only boiled eggs 5 minutes and that was enough for me. My MIL boiled hers half an hour and at Easter we had to eat a boiled egg before we had dinner. I gaggedon her boiled eggs, around the yolk and it would be green from being so over cooked.

LLOYD  still overcast here, would love to see sunshine again.   

AMY  the last few dogs my daughter had have all been rescue ones.  Younger son has a rescue dog and other son has no dog anymore. 

PATRICIA  I will enjoy that trip afterI post here. Now I think it is time I have my breakfast.   

JANE  good luck with the Radiation treatments. 

PHYLLIS  like you I enjoy watching walking tours no matter where they are.

wow 12 noon and CNA is here, have a  good day and s tay safe. 

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Lazy day so far.made a pot of turkey soup and it is on the back of the woodstove. So far I am doing an excellent job of evading work :)

Callie, that was pure luck on your part...way to go.

Patricia, are you snowed in?

Better get back to evading work.....that in itself is a difficult job!!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Who me? only 23 inches thus far 


Mercy!  I do belive you have had enough snow . Seems once the snow started it doesn't want to stop!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


December 30, 2021, 07:40:03 PM #246 Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 07:46:19 PM by patricia19
From the Anchorage Times;

Alaskans in the Interior digging out after a wintry weekend wallop of snow, ice, wind
By Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks -December 30, 2021

"The Interior is digging out from the region's second major storm this week.
Another foot of snow fell in Fairbanks Tuesday into Wednesday and the community continues to deal with rough road conditions and power outages caused by falling trees.

The new snow was accompanied by high winds that caused drifting. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward says plowing operations are trying to catch up.

"It is still going to be sometime before all of our roads are cleared," he said.

According to the state Department of Transportation, crews focused Wednesday on opening up access but cautioned of narrow lanes until they can get back and fully clear roadways. The situation is worse outside town, including over Steese Highway Summits where work continues to open the road and get plows beyond to Central and Circle. 

Meanwhile, several hundred Golden Valley Electric customers remained without electricity as of Wednesday night due to storm bent and broken trees on power lines and poles. Robert Altman and his wife are among Eielson Farm Road area residents who haven't had power since Sunday.

"The only thing that's been helping us is we have a little Craftsman generator that we bought from Home Depot," he said.

Altman said the 2,200-watt portable generator is enough to keep their Toyostove heater and other essentials powered.

"I also raise chickens so we have our chicken coop plugged in, and then we alternate the plug ins for the refrigerator," he said. "You know we'll plug it in during the day and then unplug it at night when we aren't going to be opening it.  We go and get water from the regular water place like everybody else. My wife's been cooking on a little butane cook stove." 

Altman said nine area power poles located well off the road are damaged. 

"They need a bulldozer to get to where the poles are," he said.

The Eielson Farm Road outage is one of over 100 that Golden Valley Electric Association is working to fix. An online post from the utility said it has 18 crews in the field and nine more coming up from Anchorage with the goal of restoring service to all customers by late Friday. It notes that some customers have sustained to damage to private power equipment that the utility is not responsible for.

Meanwhile, temperatures are forecast to cool, and Mayor Ward said the borough's emergency operations center is working with the Red Cross to help any residents without heat.

"To provide housing vouchers for folks that are without power that are not able to get that power re-secured," he said.

Ward said no one had requested assistance as of Wednesday night, but encourages people to check on their neighbors

While borough emergency and road service operations are functioning, many other borough services including library and recreation remain shut down due to storm impacts.

The weather pattern that funneled so much moisture into the Interior is shifting, and no additional storms are forecast. National Weather Service meteorologist Bobby Bianco said Fairbanks December 2021 snowfall is nearing a record.

"We've had around 47 inches of snow, the second snowiest on record," Bianco said."'


Had a post all done & without touching anything it vanished. Not sure why my computer is doing this but I'm getting disgusted. Will be back later, on a mission to get photo of the gathering ready to send & trying to get recent photos of the ones missing to clone in. The computer with PSP on is so fragile I'm afraid it will crash every time I use it & also it no longer will send or receive mail so must take photos to it on thumb drive or SD card. I am not too good with this stuff so will be back when that job is done.

It is cold out here but the ice/snow & bitter cold starts tomorrow afternoon so the big job is to bring in outside Christmas lights/decorations BEFORE winter hits.


December 30, 2021, 08:21:37 PM #248 Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 08:23:37 PM by RAMMEL
QuoteHad a post all done & without touching anything it vanished. Not sure why my computer is doing this but I'm getting disgusted.
Are you having power dips or interruptions?

Mail? ? ? Did you restart your computer since you lost your post?  It might help.

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Patricia,  I heard today that parts of
Alaska the temps are very high, and that the ice is melting.


This is a real problem that is causing the seas to rise all over the planet  ...

We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


So many problems everyfriend is having today and this week.  I hope all clears up and all's well soon!

CALLIE, that one-on=one time with the grandchildren can be so precious.  I have 7 grandchildren and only 3 of them grew up in the town where I live.  But I was lucky to be able to take leave of absence from work and travel to Texas to watch 2 more of them for 7 summers.  I loved that because they were so far away I never expected to get close with them.  The one who grew up in Montreal came for long visits 3 times a year and we got close.  And Frankie grew up about an hours drive from me and now lives here in town and we couldn't be closer.  Where there's a will, there's a way!

I'm off to the haystack and my mind is just about made up NOT to do the radiation.  I have several days before I have to report to the dr. but I don't think I'll change my mind and that should assure a good night's sleep.

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone, going to be another gloomy day here with fog. fog rolled in yesterday afternoon. Hope people stay home to celebrate the New Year instead of going out  and them driving home under the influence and in fog.  Glad my family are all pretty sane and sober folks. 

PATRICIA  finally got to finish that trip to Fairbanks last night. Beautiful scenery and wonderful trip. 

SHIRLEY  I was telling Regina yesterday about the talk of hard boiled eggs. I know on the electric stove when had in Ca. she brought them to a boil and shut the burner off and left them in the water for 30 minutes. Now she has a gas stove and still does it that way. Never know where our conversations go from here. 

AMY  rather have a slightly runny yolk instead of green around the yolk like my MIL got from boiling for 30 minutes. 

JANE  I have done that  on some mornings when I wake early like now. At 9am I start watching Perry Mason and fall asleep and wake up at the end of a different lawyer Matlock winning a case. 

AMY  I am not missing I am here. 

SHIRLEY  I still have to install my PSP on this machine. Don't know why I am waiting to do it .

JANE  I went to San Diego for 20 years on my vacations so never got close to those 2 grandsons.  Not close at all to my 2 granddaughters, one is always working and the other has no personality and just about only talks to her mother. My computer grandson  I see often and he does call and send me video clips of my great grand  my adopted grandson is always working or out with his friends.

Yesterday when the DNA left there was a paper slipped under my door. From the office, someone was taken out yesterday with a case of Covid, that is the third one now the other 2 are home now. I just stay here in my own place and wipe everything the CNA's touch when they leave. I am beginning to think I do not want them anymore but they do the things I cannot do anymore. I also have a spray Yvette got me that is a Lysol disinfection spray that I spray in here when they leave.

Think I will try and have a nap before CNA gets here at 11 today. The one in charge is back. Had heard she quit or was fired but she is the one who called for yesterday's CNA  and was I ever glad to hear her. When she called yesterday we talked a bit and I told her a bit about the one I wanted to shake, she laughed and said a few others felt that way, too.

Have a good day and stay safe and healthy.

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Good morning..

We have flurries and freezing rain to look forward to today..starting with a temp of 19° at the moment.

Need to pick up some groceries, not much as pantry is full. We need milk and I also need vegetable broth to make some soup for our neighbour. She had a second xray yesterday and isn't feeling great. Her covid test came back negative so that was good.

Gloria, that is good news that the one you like is back. Seems you weren't the only one having problems with that other one.

I don't think anyone of us will be sad to see 2021 go. Let's hope 2022 is without all the perils of 2021. Dare we ask for no flooding, no fires, no covid and no fighting in the world. I know this is a long shot but one can always pray for this.

Better get ready for town, will be amongst the first in and out......quick like a bunny.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning Everyfriend!  We don't have the snow or even the rain but we sure have the fog!  They issued a driver's warning this morning to last until almost noon.

Nice to see people up and about.  GLORIA, good for you getting back the lady you like!

AMY, be careful in the bad weather.  Enjoy the soup!

Cooper is already bugging to take a walk so I'm going to go get dressed and get out there.  It's finally light enough to see where we're going.  Frankie left for work around 7 and he's been bugging me for almost an hour now.  I guess I better get going!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. (The New Year!)  I wish all the same things for the New Year that AMY does! 

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Happy New Year 2022

oh ya it's comin'

so to my friends and family

at this festive time. My we

find it the happiest covid free the

Best ever

New beginnings

And Thanks if you'll just fill the

new with that  much needed sparkle.[/color


Jane ,we did get a bit of a drizzle then some snow but it seems to have stopped for now. Soup is in the IP and it for our neighbour when done. Laundry is just about ready to go in the dryer and  need to tidy up the kitchen. Will have hasselback potatoes and fish for supper tonight.

Amen mycheal AMEN!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


December 31, 2021, 12:02:54 PM #256 Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 12:10:13 PM by phyllis
                              HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL!         

I like your New Year poem/musings/wishes, Micheal, and may 2022 be "filled with sparkle", for you, too.

We plan to have a somewhat traditional North Carolina New Year's good luck dinner.  Pork chops (takes the place of ham or bacon), with a side of Hoppin' John, and Braised Bok Choy, (Chinese cabbage) and that takes the place of Collards.  I may live in NC but I don't eat Collards.....ever.  And to honor the New Year's celebration in Times Square and all the years we lived in New York state, we are having New York style cheesecake for dessert.  All of these are supposed to bring luck in the New Year.  I hope it works.

If some of you don't know what Hoppin' John is here is a recipe for it   https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=hoppin+john

Too warm here to feel like New Year's Eve.  It is supposed to go up to 73 deg. this afternoon.

Take care, All, and may good luck come to everyone in the New Year!


Phyllis, thank you! I was reading your post and wondering what Hoppin' John was and collard also. Will google collards, thank goodness for google!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Around these parts, the traditional New Year's dinner is sauer kraut and pork.  It's a German tradition and there were a lot of Germans in PA.  People know them as Pennsylvania Dutch but my grandfather was German and not PA Dutch.  We have to have sauerkraut for the New Year.  On of my daughters did not like sauerkraut but she managed to down 3 shreds of it so she could share the family luck. 

The old traditions are interesting, aren't they!  We all have our own!

MYCHEAL, all those good wishes are back atcha.  Thank you!

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I don't remember my family (who were "Yankees") having a New Year's menu tradition but I learned to make Hoppin' John when I married a Mississippi native.
We used to make our sons eat as many blackeyed peas as their age but had to stop that when our 10-year-old absolutely rebelled.  ;)

Phyllis, I learned to make a lot of Southern dishes after marriage but I firmly told my husband that he'd have to go to his Mother's if he wanted turnip greens, collards or any other Southern "greens". Fortunately, he didn't like them, either.


I'm wishing for everyone to have a safe, happy, sane new year's!


Still bumbling along trying to clean up messes. I'm determined to get outside to bring in the Christmas decorations and unplug the motorhome. I had it plugged in just in case I needed the frig or freezer for holiday foods. I will run the generator for it's monthly warm up while at it.

Have a question, anyone that puts out Christmas decorations, do you spray them for spiders or bugs when you bring them back in?  We've had so many spiders on the house this year I am really paranoid about bringing them into the basement but afraid sprays might short out the lights. Any suggestions?  I bought new LED lights last year & more this.

Hey, Rick, not at all sure what goes on with the computer dropping pages but the Kindle Fire just did that to me while I was playing solitaire. I haven't noticed power flickering but guess the wi-fi could do that. Maybe the kids can tell if it does? I am struggling with a new Fitbit Versa 3 and my car has come up with a new "banner" on the dash that is driving me nuts. It insists I need to put in the password to keep using something & I don't have a clue what it means. Had that car over a year & took it in yesterday for warranty work... they put in a jack that wouldn't hold the car up & just now got the new ones in. But I forgot about this other problem so will have to call back. I have just over 3,000 miles on it so far but sure don't like their "improvements" over the one I traded in (a 2013 model). The 7 year warranty ran out & I was sure all those electronics would fall apart so found the new model & didn't dream they would make so many stupid changes. Wind is kicking up so better get my outside jobs done before we go down the dumpers tonight. Snow I would welcome but not ice with the winds we get.

Happy New Year to ALL~~

Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley You May keep the wends Out there.This computer lies It is saying 61º and sunny, it is very over cast here do not know about the temp. do not have a outside theometer. I like most of the fruet, but the red rasbearys, Not suteing my taste buds. the rest is good. wish they would have some fresh Peaches tho,Nancy says not in season,But I would think they would be smoe place.they ship other foos in from all over the wourld. I guse I will just have to buy some canned ones, and be satsfyed. talk toyouall Later again.



Shutting this down and saying good night.
See you all next year! :thumbup: .
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

December 31, 2021, 10:25:41 PM #264 Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 10:30:06 PM by Lloyd Hammond
AMY I am right behind you with your good wishes. I am going to go take my shot and take my evening Meds I seen my new doctor at VA yesterday. He gave me a diate, Mainly frute and a few vegies. He says he will have me cured of dibeatest and alos los of some weight. he says eat five meals per day and it will do the trick he showed us his noon time meal, he eats it un cooked,very little cooked food. after the first of the year, I will call him and get him to go back over what and how to eat IT. Nancy did not reamber eaither. we are a pair, and that puts me in trouble also, I for a long time been relying on her for memory. I will sey you all tomorrow ( next year as AMY said) good night and sweet dreams.



I'm ready to hit the haystack, too.  This is the strangest New Year's Eve I've ever spent.  Right not the temp is 48º and is supposed to stay there until 7 o'clock tomorrow morning when it will go up to 50 and then to 54!  Also, it's going to starte raining during the night and last all day! 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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